Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD) is a Bilateral Institution between the Government of Kenya (through The Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation) and the Government of Switzerland, through the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern. CETRAD is based in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, and was established in July 2002 as a follow up of the then Laikipia Research Programme (1976 - 1997).
IASC CONFERENCE 2023 ANNOUNCEMENT
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The Biennial IASC Conference June 19 - 24 2023, Nairobi, KENYA
THE COMMONS WE WANT BETWEEN HISTORICAL LEGACIES AND FUTURE COLLECTIVE ACTIONS
A Participatory definition of commons for collective action. Decolonizing - recognizing - valorizing the commons
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TOWARDS FOOD SUSTAINABILITY
CETRAD has been working on several food sustainability projects. The initiatives include Umande Transformative Pilot Actions, Impact of Economic Regimes on Kenyan Food Systems, and Impact of Economic Regimes on Kenyan Food Systems. Is Grabbing the Commons a Promoter to Resilience Grabbing? The Neoliberal Agrarian Development Anti-Politics Machine and Local Responses, Food Sustainability Assessment Framework (FoodSAF) Contents and Indicators, Towards Food Sustainability: Reshaping the Coexistence of Different Food Systems in South America and Africa, research on sustainable governance of food systems in Bolivia (South America) and Kenya, Food Systems in Bolivia and Kenya, as well as Methods of Analysis
CETRAD offers short-term training courses and provides a platform for academic training programmes from collaborating local and foreign universities and other related research institutions. The short-term courses are designed to impact technical skills and provided field based and practical exposure to the target trainees, normally drawn from government and NGO institutions from the respective training fields. The academic training programmes are offered at Masters, PhD and Post Doc levels.